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SLIAC Weekly Release - Dec. 17

SLIAC Weekly Release - Dec. 17

This week in the SLIAC is a weekly review of the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. It recaps the prior weeks results and highlights upcoming events. You can also find the latest standings, statistics, schedules and awards.


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Spalding University Head Cross Country and Track & Field Coach Kevin Alessandro has been recruited to be the lead volunteer for the KIDS Center for Pediatric Therapies.....MORE

Trio of SLIAC Soccer Players Earn NSCAA Scholar All-Region Honors (December 16, 2014)
Westminster College's Muhle Dlamini, Webster University's Jeff Wallner, and Spalding University's Deron Buehner were among the student-athletes recognized by the NSCAA as part of the 2014 NSCAA Scholar All-Region Teams.....MORE

SLIAC Game of the Week: Eureka vs. Spalding - Women's Basketball (December 16, 2014)
This week's SLIAC Game of the Week features two teams that have made each of the last two women's basketball conference tournaments and are looking to head into the New Year on the right track to another tournament appearance; Eureka College at Spalding University.....MORE


The SLIAC Players of the Week are honored for their performances during the week. Click on the sport link below to see the full list of 2014-15 Players of the Week. For this week's Player of the Week release - HERE

Men's Basketball- Ahmad Smith, Webster University
Women's Basketball- Briana Rae, Blackburn College

Men's Basketball l Women's Basketball


Men's Basketball
Women's Basketball



School SLIAC Overall   School SLIAC Overall
3-0 6-3   Iowa Wesleyan
3-0 5-3
Greenville 3-0 6-4   Spalding
2-0 4-3
2-1 2-6   Webster 2-1 5-4
Spalding 1-1 4-3   Westminster 2-1 3-4
Eureka 1-1 2-3   Greenville 1-1 4-3
Iowa Wesleyan
1-2 4-4   Eureka 1-1 3-3
Westminster 1-2 2-6   Fontbonne
1-2 3-4
1-2 2-7   MacMurray
1-2 2-6
MacMurray 1-2 1-7   Principia 0-2 4-3
Principia 0-3 1-6   Blackburn 0-3 0-7


Blackburn senior women's basketball player Briana Rae was named the SLIAC Women's Basketball Player of the Week after recording a double-double with 25 points and 13 rebounds against Westminster. In the game Rae also notched her 1,000 career point.

The Eureka men's basketball team will the short ride over to Peoria, Illinois this week to take on Division I foe Bradley University. Eureka is currently 2-3 on the season and fell to Fontbonne last Friday. Bradley is currently 3-6 overall. Eureka will also face Spalding in a SLIAC game on Saturday before taking the next 11 days off for winter break.

The Fontbonne women's basketball team is looking to snap a three game losing streak but will have to do so against nationally ranked opponent Washington University-St. Louis. The Griffins are set to face the #5 Bears on Thursday. Fontbonne is currently 3-4 overall.

The Greenville women's basketball team has found their stride, winning three straight games. After opening the year with just one win in their first four games the Panthers have topped Westminster, Robert Morris-Springfield, and St. Mary of the Woods to push their overall record to 4-3. They will host Culver-Stockton on Thursday in their final tune-up before jumping into conference play at the start of the New Year.

The Iowa Wesleyan women's basketball team will head into break on a five game winning streak. The SLIAC preseason favorites defeated Viterbo 56-52 on Tuesday night and are 5-3 overall and 3-0 in the SLIAC. The Tigers will return to action December 29-30 when they play in the Wartburg Tournament in Waverly, Iowa. 

The MacMurray women's basketball team closed out the first-half of the season with a 55-50 loss to Robert Morris-Springfield on Saturday. The night before however the Highlanders picked up a thrilling101-99 overtime win over St. Mary of the Woods. Megan Duisen led all scorers with 28 points while also grabbing 10 rebounds.

The Principia men's basketball team fell to Greenville last Saturday in their final game before taking nearly a month off for winter break. Justin Ball led Principia in the game against Greenville with 17 points on 7-of-11 shooting. Principia does not return to action again until Jan. 3 when they host Spalding in a SLIAC contest.

The Spalding men's basketball team hosts Eureka this Saturday in their final conference game before winter break. The Golden Eagles have won two straight games and are currently 4-3 overall and 1-1 in the SLIAC. They are tied for fourth place in the SLIAC along with Saturday's foe Eureka.

Webster senior guard Ahmad Smith was named the SLIAC Men's Basketball Player of the Week after nearly helping the Gorloks upset #3 ranked Washington University-St. Louis. Smith scored 33 points, the most for a SLIAC player this season, in his team's 80-70 loss.
The Westminster women's basketball team closed out the final month of the year on a positive note with an 82-62 win over Blackburn last Saturday. Andrea Zalis recorded a double-double for Westminster with 26 points and 10 rebounds. The Blue Jays return to action on January 3 when they are on the road for a SLIAC game against MacMurray.


To see a complete schedule of this week's SLIAC action click HERE


Be sure to keep up with the SLIAC using various social media tools. You can follow us on Twitter (@sliac) HERE or Facebook (St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) HERE

Be sure to check out the SLIAC You Tube Channel. There you will find our weekly Feature Friday series where we talk with student-athletes from around the conference and help you get to know them outside of athletics and give you an idea of what it is like to be a NCAA Division III student-athlete. This week we talked with Alexa Boyer, a women's volleyball player from MacMurray College. Get to Know Alexa HERE

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